Have you ever been chased by a bear?

Have you ever been chased by a bear?

I think I know the answer to that question. It’s probably a ‘No’ for most of you. But I’m guessing you have a pretty good idea of how you’d feel—scared! And what you’d do—run! This is the third in our series on forgiveness. And you are probably asking yourself, ‘What...
To pay or not to pay? That is the question!

To pay or not to pay? That is the question!

The debate goes on. Should you pay your children for doing chores or are chores part of their contribution to the family? Where do you stand on the issue? What are your thoughts? Let’s find out how you rank compared to other parents. If you think your children should...
Do you love apps?

Do you love apps?

If you can’t pay the bills, what’s the point in having a budget? you may ask. Budget is another word for a spending plan. Just like you make a meal plan or a vacation plan, you’ll want to have a spending plan. If you don’t, you may never achieve some of your life...
A money plan reduces anxiety!

A money plan reduces anxiety!

Money is a huge motivator for both adults and children. Money is also a major stressor in life. At Hope for Single Moms, we want to help you enjoy life more and stress less. So, we’re going to focus, once again, on a money spending plan. Last time, we talked...
Why is there never enough?

Why is there never enough?

Does money seem to disappear every month? Do you wonder where it goes? Why is there never enough? Money, like time, can easily disappear. If you’re a single mom, it’s a constant battle, isn’t it? There never seems to be enough money or enough time, does there? Many...
Creating Healthy Families

Creating Healthy Families

Family time. Do you make time for it? Family time is an important part of our program at Hope for Single Moms. In the busyness of working and caring for your children, it’s an easy thing to put on the back burner. You may think, “one more thing to do in an already...
Before You Fill Out Your FAFSA…

Before You Fill Out Your FAFSA…

Whether you are a high school senior graduating or a non-traditional student, you should fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to see if you qualify for financial aid for college. Before you get started, here are some things you will need. Your...
Everyone needs love!

Everyone needs love!

It’s February, and you know what that means! In less than two weeks people will be celebrating love! Love. It’s something we all seek, a universal need. And when we find our true love, we sing! And when we lose love, we sing and cry and vow never to get hurt again....
How do you react when an unpleasant memory pops up on your phone?

How do you react when an unpleasant memory pops up on your phone?

Have you ever thought you forgave someone and then had a picture pop up on your phone or Facebook with a memory you would rather forget? How did that affect you? Did you swallow hard with a lump in your throat? Did you relive that bad memory—the words, the lies, the...
Does holding onto the past make today better?

Does holding onto the past make today better?

Have you ever thought about that? I think dwelling on the past, especially past mistakes, can be an automatic, a default mechanism—at least for some of us. You can learn a lot about your thought tendencies and where they come from by reading “Personality Plus” by...
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